Preparing for Your PAPA Clinic Appointment
We'll work with your family to develop an individualized and customized care plan to improve your child’s asthma care in three visits. We’ll also give you a reminder call a few days before your PAPA appointments. Our comprehensive approach means that our appointments can take a little longer than you may be used to. Please plan for the appointment to take between one to two hours.
On your first visit
A Pulmonologist and an Allergist will see your child at the same time. This approach allows your child to have the insight of both specialists to create a personalized asthma care plan. We may conduct breathing tests and allergy testing at this visit, depending on your child’s age and needs. You will also have the option to meet with our emotional and behavioral support team.
Second and third visits
The structure of follow-up visits is dependent on the personalized plan created at your child’s first visit to the PAPA clinic. Your child may see one physician or in some instances, both physicians. You will again have the option to meet with our emotional and behavioral support team.
Making the most of your appointments
- Complete your pre-visit questionnaire before you arrive.
- Please plan to arrive at the registration desk 30 minutes BEFORE the appointment time to allow for additional testing and paperwork needs.
- Bring your asthma medications and spacers to ALL your PAPA visits. We will review how to use these asthma medications at each visit.
- Bring any questions or concerns about your child’s asthma diagnosis and care.